1 Nov 2015

The Domenica Metropolitana of 1 November 2015

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Where and when

1November 2015


10:00 – 18:00

The Sunday Metropolitan of November offers, as usual thanks to the support of Giotto-FILA, a rich program of visits and activities dedicated to civic heritage and temporary exhibitions in progress: Among these are the proposals related to the exhibitions The prince of dreams. Giuseppe in the Medici tapestries of Pontormo and Bronzino and Jeff Koons. In Florence and the initiatives centered on the themes of water and fountains in the Medici age, conceived and realized thanks to the support of Publiacqua.

The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi also adheres to the day by proposing at H11.30 the appointment Let’s talk about art, a conversation on display (maximum 15 participants) on the occasion of the exhibition Divine Beauty between Van Gogh, Chagall and Fontana: the activity is free with a fee.

These are the activities at the Museo Novecento, upon reservation:

Visit at the Museo

 all, from 10 years old
times: 10.00a.m
duration: 1h15’

The visits allow you to retrace back the twentieth century by identifying the movements, poetics and artists that have marked the decades. Starting from the 1988 Venice Biennale, intended as the first recognition of the young Florentines De Lorenzo, Guaita and Catelani, the route revives the tensions and ideals of the seventies and sixties – with great works such as the Superarchitettura by Archizoom and Adolfo Natalini or the Plurimo by Emilio Vedova – and then delve into the central years of the twentieth century, richly represented thanks to the donations of important artists and collectors (among them Alberto Della Ragione, in whose collection stand out masterpieces by De Chirico, Sironi, Casorati, Depero, Morandi, Martini) and reach the dawn of the century, animated by the first impulses of the international avant-garde.

Collage, the art of choosing

: families with children from 6 to 10 years
duration: 1h15’

In the collage, a purely twentieth-century technique, brushes, colors or pastels are not used, but a “choice” is made by selecting and superimposing in a critical form details of images, photographs, magazines, writings and more to create and compose something new. In this sense, the resulting work is often alienating, not wanting to delude the reality but tell a way of seeing that uses the forms of representation to go further. After a brief visit to the museum, in which the works that have in the “composition” their distinctive feature will be highlighted and attention will be paid to the possible ways of depicting the real, Participants can try their hand at a portrait/ self-portrait in the form of collage/ décollage that, overcoming the idea of realistic reproduction, includes emotions, qualities, expressions and characters of the person represented.

Please note that all guided tours and activities are free for citizens resident in the metropolitan city of Florence and booking is mandatory. At the time of booking it is possible to reserve only one appointment during the day for a maximum of 5 people.

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